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    March 11, 2013
    4:30 - 5:00am PDT  

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>> happening right now san jose's voter approved hike in minimum wage takes effect. voters in november approved a raise from the state mandated $8 to $10. some workers say it is about time and others are worried it will be passed on to the consumers. >> they need the minimum wage. $8 is not anything in this economy. they need the extra wage. >> i am on a tight budget already. to go in there and have the milk and gas raised more because we need to pay more for the employees...i will not get ahead. >> city leaders are playing down the effect on prices and business leaders are trying to use the higher minimum wage to encourage people to spend their dollars in san jose rather than neighboring towns. >> animal sanctuary in fresno county is re-opened this morning six days after a lion killed a woman there. cat haven conducted tours yesterday. the first tour began with a
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moment of silence for the volunteer intern after the 24-year-old was attacked from behind. on wednesday, he snapped her neck and killed her instantly. a statement was read during the tribute to her daughter. >> living every mother's worst nightmare and losing a cherished child i am pleased the cat haven is re-opening and i share in their sorrow in the loss of the lion. i desire they continue their mission in support of saving my daughter's beloved creatures. >> it is believed the lion lifted the door of a partly closed feeding penn -- pen and attacked hanson. >> in 24 hours the process of pope selection begins. tomorrow, 115 cardinals will gather to consider potential candidates. yesterday, they celebrated mass at local parishes where people took photos. security is tight to handle the
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huge crowds expected to gather and await the announcement. two frontrunners are emerging. we will have the latest in a live report from rome coming up in 30 minutes. >> queen elizabeth will make history this morning by signing a new charter endorsing equal rights for women and gay people. it is part of a new agreement between the monarch and former members of the british empire declaring opposition to all forms of discrimination, whether rooted in gender, race, color, creed, political belief or other grounds. it ended discrimination against women in the succession to the throne. the queen will sign the carler in -- charter in a special ceremony. >> good to be back with mike nicco and good to see you all. now, the monday forecast. >> we all missed you. mike is glad to have another man back, right? >> right! feeling the conversations will
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be a little different around the news desk today. >> yes, yes, they will. >> meat. beer. live doppler 7 hd shows it is quiet but the fog, less than quarter-mile visibility in novato and that is serious, and santa rosa is two miles and half moon bay is flee miles. we have a northern wind so the fog may spill out. if you are moving around richmond bridge keep an eye on that. we are at 37 in santa rosa and 39 in novato and 37 in napa. all the mid-to-upper 40's throughout the bay shore, san francisco, mountain view, 47, oakland, hayward, san jose, 45, and 43 in concord and livermore. through the afternoon hours we will have mostly blue skies, no lightning. and a lot of sunshine. we will have temperatures starting off in the 30's, the 40's, and around 60 at the coast and 74 inland this afternoon and during the evening hours we are
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in the 50's to 60's. sue? >> thanks. the lightning is still going off behind your head and that is distracting. hopefully that is not the case for the morning drive. the san mateo bridge, fog free, visibility is good and the tail lights headed westbound on the flat section and everything is moving nicely and very, very light conditions on the bay bridge right new with an early state of the stall eastbound, and otherwise, just road work and we will look at your eastbound out of the central valley, and maybe we will not look at it...there we go. the maps are slow to move this monday morning. eastbound 580 from greenville to north flynn until 11:00. highway 4 out of the antioch area, right now it is moving at the limit and looking good all the way through to pittsburg and concord. >> thank you, sue. next, san francisco's explores'
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exploratory on the move. >> a reversal at the pump, how much less you can expect to pay if you have to fill your gas tank this morning. >> now this morning's tech bytes. >> catching up on marvel comics. the publisher is part of disney is making 700 of the number one issues available online, free, until tuesday. a new video game has been influenced by developments in the industry. >> this is a high energy game easy to get into, shooting, not so much, and still an enjoyable experience. >> tomb raider is available for play station 3 and
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>> daly city, dublin, los gatos and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> at 4:40, san francisco from the rooftop camera and you can see the ferry building and the bay bridge. we are watching all of this to bring you the latest in a couple of minutes. >> people close to an oakland woman missing since thursday say they are frustrated with police efforts to find the woman. family and friends of the woman held a prayer vigil in the neighborhood where she lives. the 31-year-old was last seen on surveillance video on thursday on the corner of telegraph and 34th. her mother says the response from the oakland police has been slow. >> it is important when people disappear like this, the police need to get on it right away and not think they left on their own accord especially with the circumstances being what they
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are. >> we tried to contact the oakland police department this weekend if a comment on this case. the department has yet to respond. >> gas prices are finally starting to drop. the latest survey finds the average price of a gallon dropped six cents, the first decrease in prices since late december. the national average is now $3.69 a gallon but in california, the average is $4.17 a gallon and in the bay area higher at $4.22, down three cents from last week. >> a fiery spectacle in san francisco at pier 15 for the new building that drew a big crowd. >> on the chance you have never seen a 23 foot foot metal octopus spewing fire, here it
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is. the flame throwing sculpture was the main attraction on the embarcardero rounding out the street festival and celebration of the new location of the building. amazing. amazing. >> sometimes the fire goes up and it makes everyone really hot. it is fun. >> grown up also having fun was the fire inspector who tested the control box that makes the flames shoot." >> what was it like to make the fire come out? >> really neat. i felt i had a lot of power. >> the maestro is dwayne from eureka. >> we don't go to a lot of events. it takes two flatbeds and semis and a lot of money to run it across the state. >> this was the end of a day long festival to get folks interested in the move to the new space at pier 15 with
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popular displays in a parking lot across the state allowing kids and adults to touch and feel and walk all over their favorite exhibit and a similar set up in the mission and the opera house where children could learn about science while having fun. >> the stuff here is really cool. i would love to do it again next year. >> it was called part road show and part street festival. >> we also wanted to represent our move from our old location to our new location and the fact we wanted a lot of people to join us at our new home. >> abc7 news is the official tv partner of the building and we are excited about the opening at the new location at the embarcardero which is april 17. i was able to witness that myself yesterday morning. i wish i could have stayed awake until 8:30 last night to see it,
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the octopus in person. >> we will bring an octopus to your house one day. >> go outside and walk 300 yards that way, it is there. >> i drove in this morning, and i thought, what is that? oh, just another monday in san francisco. >> exactly. a beautiful day to watch. >> wasn't yesterday nice? today seven better. if you liked the warm weather this weekend, we have more. here is live doppler 7 hd. we are seeing absolutely nothing, top-to-bottom, the air is dry and it is going to be warmer-than-average weather. watch out for the pollen through the week. i don't see much rain coming our way. san francisco got a 47 and redwood city and san bruno is starting off at 46 and san mateo at 43 and palo alto is at 40. as we head to the east bay we have oakland at 47 along with
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richmond, and walnut creek at 42 and pleasanton at 41 and antioch at 46 and union city, 44. in the south bay dress for 45 headed outdoor and san jose and cooler in cupertino at 41 and mountain view is 47, and morgan hill is 42 and gilroy is 39, and in the north bay temperatures are mostly in the upper 30's with petaluma and novato at 39. napa is at 40. sausalito is the warm spot at 44 degrees. the high clouds and sunshine as much as we had yesterday, and temperatures today are a couple of degrees warmer than yesterday and the warmth will build through wednesday with a cooler weekend on the way as the inside slider misses up with precipitation and it will bring snow to the sierra and drop our temperatures closer to where they should be. here is the dominant area of high pressure with the gesturing to our north diving into the rocky mountains and it will keep us sunny and spring like throughout the next three to four days.
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down in the santa clara valley, low-to-mid 70's, 72 today, and morgan hill and gilroy 74 along with los gatos and upper 60's to low 70's for the peninsula and redwood city is the warm spot at 71 and low 60's along the coast today to mid-and-upper 60's for downtown and south san francisco and sausalito, and north bay benches low 60's for you and low-to-mid 70's and ten degrees warmer in the valley and along the east bay shore we will get close to 70 everywhere and oakland we make it and we head to the east bay valley, 69 san ramon and everyone else in the low-to-mid 70's, pleasanton, livermore, concord and brentwood at 74. tonight, low-to-mid 40's inland, and mid-to-upper 40's with patchy fog again possible up in the north bay valley and we will see how long it will last and how warm it will get. tomorrow, a couple of degrees warmer. wednesday, mid-70's to near 80 degrees away from the coast. we will hang out in the mid-60's. you can see the temperatures
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drop a little bit on thursday and friday and more so on saturday and sunday and dry through the weekend. have a great day. sue? >> going back to the san mateo bridge we have first reports of a stall westbound on the incline section so you may see a few brake lights as you turn toward the high-rise. it is in the right lane, a stall, westbound, on the san mateo bridge and it could gum it up a bit so we will watch it. otherwise the east shore freeway, westbound, 80 on the macarthur maze, is looking good this morning, just a few headlights streaming through and back to road work as you make your way to the fremont area, we do have north 680 between south mission and north mission three lanes are blocked until 6:00 this morning and oakland, north 880, 66 to high those lanes are blocked for 15 minutes or so, until 5:00. >> 4:47. military drills are underway between the united states and south korea with north korea threatening a nuclear war. the north claims the annual military exercise is in preparation for an invasion with
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10,000 south korean troops. 3,000 american troops are also going to be part of the drill. last week the u.n. voted to impose more sanctions against the north after a recent nuclear test by pyongyang. >> in afghanistan, two united states troops and three afghan police officers are dead after another afghan officer opened fire inside a police station this morning. this comes as defense secretary hagel is disputing accusations that the united states is working with the taliban to show that violent in afghanistan would worsen once the military coalition pulls out. hagel met privately with afghan's president karzai to discuss key issues and hagel understands where the two countries stands and says the united states understands that karzai faces political pressures as the war winds down. this is hagel's first visit to afghanistan at defense secretary. >> the suspect in a gang rape and murder that sparked
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international outrage committed suicide today in india. we have video of a large protest that the rape triggered and left many demanding more government protections for women. the man was the driver of the bus on which several men kidnapped and raped the 23-year-old woman would later died. five others still face charges in the attack. >> japan is remembering the 19,000 victim whose died two years ago together in a massive earthquake and tsunami. a moment of silent was marked at 10:46 our time. the images are unforgettable as the 9 earthquake wiped out several coastal communities and triggered a crisis at the nuclear power plant where three reactors melted down and spewed radiation into the atmosphere leaving the area unlivable. >> coming up, the real life role an actress is ready to take on. >> a new reason to cut the stress in your life, the heavy
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toll it can take on your long term health. >> the ban on large sugary drinks taking effect in the nation's largest city and what some restaurants are
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>> right now, will she or not? ashley judd is running out of time to declare herself a candidate for the senate. democrats have been encouraging the former kentucky resident to run against republican senate leader mcconnell, seeing her as the best chance at beating the veteran senator in next year's election. political experts say she needs to get into the race and start defining herself in the next ten days if she wants to run at all. >> google is getting buzz from the late -- latest project, a talking shoe that has a speaker and blue tooth and can tell you what you are doing and what you are not doing and can relay that
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information as a message to you or your trainer or even an opponent on the basketball court to do trash talking. google says the shoe is only a concept meant to show off the technology it is developing. it is like "get smart." don't expect to see it at footlocker any time soon. >> the oakland zoo will let us see the new cat pups, which live in groups call mobs and some mobs kill their young, but this one is taking good care of the liter and the population at the zoo is now at eight. >> the peninsula is the latest stop on the world series trophy tour, trophies from san francisco's 2010 and 2012 world championships are on display from 2:00 to 4:00 in south san francisco and from 6:00 to 8:00 in san brew flow and you can
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take a picture with the trophies and make a donation to the junior giants baseball program. for a a link go to abc7news.com. >> mike nicco has the forecast on this wednesday. the weather likes this makes it easetory start the work week. >> something to look forward to back home because we have the extra hour of daylight in the evening. if you are sitting in the office looking out, thinking it looks nice you can enjoy it. upper 60's in san francisco and san mateo and richmond and fremont. everyone else is in the low-to-mid 70's until the coast where you have sunshine and throw mid-60's. we will have high clouds but in the radar is dry across the entire state. we will talk about temperatures, mid-70's through the central valley and mid-50's for eureka, tahoe, and 57 today in yosemite and increasing sunshine and 61 in monterey and 69 in san diego,
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and 77 in los angeles and 85 in palm springs! safe travels. sue? >> in san rafael, northbound and southbound 101, southbound the headlights are headed toward the civic center and beyond north gate mall you and can picture where you are right here. everything is moving nice limit an early stall on the high-rise section with a tow truck there. it will be gone in a moment. you may find a few brake lights turning to the high-rise westbound but otherwise we just have road work. we will look at eastbound 580, greenville to north flynn with traffic slowing from the central valley. >> the percentage of american homes with guns has dropped since the 70's. a new report locked at data from the subsequent social survey and in the 70's, 50 percent of american households had a gun. in 2012, just 34 percent of american households hat one gun.
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researchers say there could be several reasons. guns are introduced to americans through military service but only a small portion of americans served in the military. more americans living in cities rather than in rural areas where gun ownership is more frequent. >> a controversial ban on large sugary drinks goes in effect in new york city where it is illegal to sell them in containers larger than 16 ounces. critics say it is like your mom telling you what to do. the mayor says people need to be saved from themself. >> over weight is now gone from rich person's disease to a poor person's disease. we have to do something. all we are doing is reminding you that it is not in your interest to have too many empty calories. >> instruments have bought smaller glasses to comply with this ban. some fast food places are telling customers sweeten larger coffee cups themselves in an
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effort to get around the ban. >> a new study is revealing the dramatic toll stress can take on the heart. researchers found that high rates of cardiac problems in people who have had serious stress such as veterans with ptsd and hurricane victims. doctors say prolonged stress affects blood pressure and blood sugar and cholesterol and produces hormones that impact the heart. the study involved more than 200,000 veterans from california and nevada and was released at a cardiology conference here in san francisco. >> plastic bags could be hard to find anywhere in the bay area. next at 5:00 a.m. the three bay area communities about to tell shoppers to bring their own. >> in over 24 hours, the cardinals begin the process of picking a new pope. picking a new pope. we will look at the [ male announcer ] with citibank it's easy for jay
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citibank popmoney. easier banking. standard at citibank. >> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. good monday morning, i am kira klapper. >> i am eric thomas. >> good to see you back. >> good to see you and mike nicco and the weather forecast. >> welcome back, buddy. good morning, everyone, at 5:00, straight up on this monday. check out live doppler 7 hd, much quieter than when we talked on friday. right now, temperature-wise it is coldest in petaluma at 38 and 39 and fairfield at 37 and a lot of mid-to-upper 40's throughout the peninsula and east bay shoreline and 40 in santa clara and pleasanton and 42 in walnut creek. a few high clouds and a lot of
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sunshine and temperatures running in the mid-to-upper 60's around the bay and low-to-mid 70's inland and low 60's at the coast. >> we are going to the bay bridge toll plaza where it is quiet right now at 5:01 and you can see a few headlights headed in the westbound direction and no delays on the upper deck with road work in fremont moving northbound 680 from south mission to north mission in the lanes until can this morning and if you are headed out right now from the central valley it is looking good with highway 4 out of antioch, under 20 minutes and a nice drive, 80 westbound, less than 15 minutes into the macarthur maze. >> happening right now, minimum wage workers in the biggest city are doing the same jobs but making more money at $2 an hour hike in the minimum wage kicks in today in san jose. sue thompson is live in san jose with more on what this means. sue?

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